An Eventful Week



We write this column amidst the declaration of Alert Level 3 in the entire National Capital Region including the Province of Camarines Sur and the Cities of Iriga and Naga. This means that the stay home policy for senior citizens and minors are in place again.This protocol has been imposed due to the surge of Covict 19, particulaly its variant Omicron- which according to health authorities spreads in seconds. Reportedly, National Offices like the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and other affiliated offices in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Land Transportation Office, and the Office of the Ombudsman to name a few, ordered the suspension of their transactions for two weeks or so. While the business sectors are not totally in agreement with this lockdown, they however vowed to cooperate with the decision of the Duterte administration. Hence, everything is at standstill until the surge settles down.


On another note, this writer is happy that Hizzoner Nelson Legacion is fast-tracking the building of additional health offices in the city. Lately, the construction of a new City Health Office in barangay Sta. Cruz has been underway. Others are reportedly for construction in Bgy. Carolina. It is said that funding for the project is in the vicinity of Pl00 million. Hopefully, these projects find completion before the last term of the Mayor ends.


Last week, a certain Rodriguez, who claims to be the owner of the entire Naga City Subdivision where this writer and his family are residing- wanted to get a list of all the names of the residents of the subdivision. This was revealed to me by my former secretary of the Naga City Homeowners Association where I served as President years back. I thus told my former secretary, Mrs.Parco, not to give the lists, and told the claimant himself to just file the case in court and lay the basis of his claim. Until this writing however, the alleged owner has not taken any action.


TRIVIA:


Bon Voyage to our family friend Lily Villegas, the widow of our AdeNU high school batch ‘54, who is taking the plane tonight for New Jersey where she will finally reside together with her daughter and other family members. Ms Villegas resided here in Naga for about one decade, and attended to her apartment buildings in Soriano Avenue, Sorabella Subdivision. Before she left, my spouse Minda and I together with our daughter Gigi and son-in-law Yves and some members of AdeNU high school class ‘54 among them Pompeo “Pomping” Requinta, tendered her a small despeidida party.


QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:


“KINDNESS IS THE LANGUAGE WHICH THE DEAF CAN HEAR AND THE BLIND CAN SEE.” -MARK TWAIN


FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:


“SHOULD A MAN NOURISH ANGER AGAINST HIS FELLOWS AND EXPECT HEALING FROM THE LORD?” -SIRACH 28:2